Red Bull's Mark Webber has spoken out against the FIA's decision to reinstate the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Australian, who rarely hides his true feelings, used his website to write a message saying that he hopes Formula One can return to the region in future years, but not until the current situation of unrest is resolved.
"As a competitor I do not feel at all comfortable going there to
compete in an event when, despite reassurances to the contrary, it
seems inevitable that it will cause more tension for the people of that
country. I don't understand why my sport wishes to place itself in a
position to be a catalyst for that."
For more on this story, and for the full statement, visit www.markwebber.com